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Disney Teases 'Star Wars,' 'Frozen 2,' More at Convention

Disney Teases 'Star Wars,' 'Frozen 2,' More at Convention

ENTERTAINMENT | By Lindsey Bahr | Aug 25
Disney kicked things off with "Star Wars," revealing glimpses of some new footage from "Star Wars: Episode IX — The Rise of Skywalker." The film, which hits theaters Dec. 20, ends the Skywalker saga that began over 40 years ago.

AP Fact Check: Trump's Swerves on Economy, Guns and Migrants

AP Fact Check: Trump's Swerves on Economy, Guns and Migrants

NEWS | By Hope Yen and Josh Boak | Aug 24
From the economy to veterans and immigration, Trump routinely claims achievements of former president Barack Obama as fully his own or distorts the truth to undermine the Democrat's legacy. On problems uniquely his own, Trump deflects.

2020 Democratic Field: Narrowing but Unwieldy, Unpredictable

2020 Democratic Field: Narrowing but Unwieldy, Unpredictable

NEWS | By Bill Barrow | Aug 24
The Democratic presidential field is shrinking but not quickly enough to ward off the prospect of a long, bruising fight for the nomination.

Dayton Shooter's Friend Loses Another Bid to Get Out of Jail

Dayton Shooter's Friend Loses Another Bid to Get Out of Jail

NEWS | Aug 24
A friend of the Dayton gunman who investigators say bought body armor and an ammunition magazine used in the shooting has lost a second attempt to get out of jail.

DOJ Making Changes to Agency That Runs Immigration Courts

DOJ Making Changes to Agency That Runs Immigration Courts

NEWS | By Colleen Long and Amy Taxin | Aug 24
The U.S. government on Friday announced changes to the agency that runs the country's immigration courts, giving its director authority to weigh in and make appellate rulings on cases.

The 'Chosen One'? Trump Says Never Mind

The 'Chosen One'? Trump Says Never Mind

NEWS | Aug 24
President Donald Trump raised some eyebrows earlier this week when he glanced heavenward and referred to himself as "the chosen one" to take on China. He took the comment back Friday.

Buttigieg Versed in Faith-Based Appeal to Democratic Voters

Buttigieg Versed in Faith-Based Appeal to Democratic Voters

NEWS | By Thomas Beaumont | Aug 24
Republicans for a half century have built a loyal following among white evangelical Christians. But Buttigieg is trying to demonstrate that there's a strong religiosity among Democrats, too.

Life-Changing 'Power': Stars Reflect on Series' Impact

Life-Changing 'Power': Stars Reflect on Series' Impact

ENTERTAINMENT | By Jonathan Landrum, Jr. | Aug 24
The series turned Starz into a must-watch cable network for many viewers, proved 50 Cent's instincts correct and along the way turned its characters into internet sensations and, in some cases, household names.

Not Real News: A Look At What Didn't Happen This Week

Not Real News: A Look At What Didn't Happen This Week

NEWS | Aug 24
None of these is legit, even though they were shared widely on social media. The Associated Press checked them out. Here are the real facts.

Bolsonaro to Send Army to Fight Huge Fires in the Amazon

Bolsonaro to Send Army to Fight Huge Fires in the Amazon

NEWS | By Victor Caivano | Aug 24
Under international pressure to contain fires sweeping parts of Brazil's Amazon, President Jair Bolsonaro on Friday authorized use of the military to battle the huge blazes while thousands took to the streets to protest his environmental policies.


News

Florida Man Convicted in Parking Lot Shooting of Black Man

Florida Man Convicted in Parking Lot Shooting of Black Man

CRIME | By Terry Spencer and Mike Schneider | Aug 24
A white Florida man who told detectives he had a "pet peeve" about illegal parking in handicapped spots was convicted late Friday of manslaughter for the fatal shooting of an unarmed black man outside a convenience store.


Entertainment

'Stranger Things' Fans Bring Cameras, Wallets to Georgia

'Stranger Things' Fans Bring Cameras, Wallets to Georgia

TELEVISION | By Andrea Smith | Aug 24
Soon after Netflix released "Stranger Things," fans of all ages came into Bradley's Big Buy grocery store in Palmetto, Georgia, dressed like characters from the show, and wandered toward the Eggo waffles aisle, cameras in hand.


Business

Trump Faces Limits of Go-It-Alone Stance At Global Summit

Trump Faces Limits of Go-It-Alone Stance At Global Summit

FINANCE | By Zeke Miller, Darlene Superville, and Jill Colvin | Aug 24
President Donald Trump heads into a summit with global economic powers confronting the consequences of his preference for going it alone in a polarized nation and an interconnected world.


Technology

San Francisco Zoo Brings Red-Legged Frogs Back to Yosemite

San Francisco Zoo Brings Red-Legged Frogs Back to Yosemite

SCIENCE | Aug 24
A healthy population of red-legged frogs is hopping in Yosemite National Park, helped by a reintroduction program with the San Francisco Zoo.


Finance

A Brush With a Notorious Cat, My Rabies Education and the Big Bill That Followed

A Brush With a Notorious Cat, My Rabies Education and the Big Bill That Followed

HEALTH | By Caitlin Hillyard | Aug 22
What I learned, besides fascinating facts about rabies, its transmission and the horrible ways one can die from it, was that any one of us is a mere cat scratch away from financial peril if we aren't lucky enough to have good health insurance.


Style

Printer Who Nixed Gay Pride Shirt Goes to Ky. Supreme Court

Printer Who Nixed Gay Pride Shirt Goes to Ky. Supreme Court

NATIONAL | Aug 23
A Kentucky print shop owner who refused to make a gay pride T-shirt argued before the Kentucky Supreme Court that he shouldn't be compelled to promote messages that go against his religious beliefs.


Health/Fitness

Molly to Treat PTSD? Some Experts Say Yes

Molly to Treat PTSD? Some Experts Say Yes

HEALTH | By Will Stone | Aug 23
Scientists are testing how pharmaceutical-grade MDMA can be used in combination with psychotherapy to help patients with a severe form of PTSD that has not responded to other treatments.


Travel

My 'LGBTQIAPK' Week at Sea with VACAYA

My 'LGBTQIAPK' Week at Sea with VACAYA

By Matthew Wexler | Aug 23
VACAYA's inaugural cruise offered a catch-all for queer travelers. Here's one guest's experience of his week at sea.


Nightlife

'RuPaul' Stars Headline 22nd Annual Gay Days at Disneyland

'RuPaul' Stars Headline 22nd Annual Gay Days at Disneyland

For its 22nd year, the event is expected to attract more than 30,000 LGBT park-hoppers from California and all over the country. They will enjoy Disneyland in a way that it can only be experienced during Gay Days.